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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) process and (b) timelines followed by the NHS to determine a specialised clinical commissioning policy are; and what the roles and responsibilities are of the NHS committees involved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Stephen Gilbert more like this
star this property uin 212409 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Clinical policies are developed by the appropriate service specific clinical reference group and reviewed by the Clinical Prioritisation Advisory Group (CPAG). CPAG then makes a recommendation whether to commission the service or treatment in question. CPAG recommendations are ratified by the Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group (SCOG).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The length of time to produce a clinical commissioning policy is variable depending on the complexity of the subject area. The timeline is typically between 6-9 months but can be shorter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>SCOG has operational oversight of specialised commissioning and has delegated authority to make decisions on the recommendations made by CPAG, which provides advice to NHS England about any decision-making that defines access to clinical services. The Directly Commissioned Services Committee, a sub-committee of the NHS England Board, oversees the delivery of directly commissioned services within the overall strategy set by NHS England. The SCOG reports to this committee.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:46:20.9274728Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:46:20.9274728Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gilbert remove filter